Welcome To The Urban Development Institute, Greater Edmonton Chapter
The Urban Development Institute (UDI) is a national, non-profit association representing the development industry. Our members are development companies and professionals involved in the industry such as planners, surveyors, architects, landscape architects, engineers, contractors, lawyers and a variety of municipalities and utility companies. Regional offices of UDI are located in the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. The UDI Canada office is currently located in Vancouver.
Our membership nationwide stands at approximately 1,000 companies representing thousands of individuals. Recognizing that the development of land is an essential function of our national economy, UDI's activities and objectives focus on promoting wise, efficient and productive urban growth.
UDI Alberta was incorporated in 1958 and today has chapters in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Cold Lake and Wood Buffalo. Since the majority of development related issues occur at the municipal level, local chapters such as UDI Edmonton are the most active bodies of our association.
For detailed information view our About us tab, the Message From the Chair, or our 2012-2014 Strategic Plan
March 29, 2013
UDI Annual General Meeting Highlights
UDI's Annual General Meeting highlighted some of our accomplishments from the past year and efforts to increase the profile and value of the organization in the long term.
We are pleased to announce our new Chair, Jordan Davis, as well as our new Board of Directors who will be setting the direction and overseeing the various issues affecting members this year. Read the Chairmans Q2 message here>>.
March 20, 2013
Text amendments to the Zoning Bylaw approved
Edmonton City Council has passed Zoning Bylaw amendments to some Low Density Residential Zones and the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay to allow for 50-foot lot subdivision on an infill basis. Amendments incorporate design criteria and location criteria from the Residential Infill Guidelines. The amendments affect new and mature neighbourhoods in the City. If you would like to review the changes in full, please refer to the signed copy of the minutes published on the City Council and Public Hearing Minutes.
February 19, 2013
Horse Hill ASP
When the Horse Hill ASP goes to council on February 25th and 26th, it will be the first ASP to adhere to Edmonton’s new Growth Coordination Strategy, City Wide Food and Agriculture Strategy, and Integrated Infrastructure Management Planning Framework. With the adjacent Edmonton Energy and Technology Park expected to generate between 80,000 and 100,000 new jobs (in addition to jobs inside Alberta’s Industrial Heartland), the North East ASP will allow people to live closer to where they work. Enabling growth in the Edmonton region is an important value for UDI. It aligns with our goals of achieving better affordability, more diverse housing choices and sustainable vibrant communities.
This ASP is one of three currently under development (along with the South West and South East) and will set growth precedents, shaping the future of Edmonton. To read more about this ASP go to the City Council and Public Hearing Agendas website and follow the links to the attachments. [Read More].